Last Call: Want to express an opinion on how to enable collaboration ??
between science/engineering and arts/design/humanities
Deadline August 15
submit a video !
Here are some of the position papers that are being developed:
A NEW ECOLOGY OF LEARNING: ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AS PEDAGOGICAL MODELS
Coordinator: Pavel Cenkl
SCIENCE-ART INTERACTIONS IN ASIA WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO INDIA
Coordinator: Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa
BREAKING DOWN THE SILOS: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AS A TOOL FOR CROSSING
DISCIPLINES IN THE ARTS, SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Coordinator: Kathryn Evans
LEARNING COMPUTING THROUGH GAME EXPERIENCES
Coordinator: P. Fishwick
HOW CAN HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM INTERSECT WITH EXCELLENT
INITIATIVES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND CITIZEN ART AND SCIENCE?
Coordinator: Molly Hankwitz
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES ARISING FROM SCIENCE/ENGINEERING TO
Coordinator: Roger Malina and TBD
THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY AND PERSISTENT ARTS AND CRAFTS EDUCATION FOR
FUTURE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Coordinator: Robert Root-Bernstein, Ph.D.
HUMANITIES EDUCATION IN KARNATAKA
Coordinator: Sundar Sarrukkai
HUMANITIES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
SEAD Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design announces a
call for White Papers on issues facing the international community
seeking to enhance transdisciplinary collaboration
We are seeking to survey concerns, roadblocks and opportunities, and
solicit proposed actions for enhancing collaboration between sciences
and engineering with practitioners in arts and design. These position
papers will be submitted as part of a report to NSF and the community
from the SEAD network in the summer of 2013. With grateful
appreciation for US funding, we recognize that activity connecting the
sciences, engineering, to arts and design is international and,
furthermore, that global involvements are essential in today's
economy. Therefore we are interested both in what US collaborators can
learn from experiences in other countries, and vice versa, institution
or region specific issues, and also in how to foster collaborations
that bridge beyond regions to nations. Cultural cross-fertilization
via the SEAD network – whether from disciplinary, organizational or
ethnic perspectives – is a vital component of our purpose and goals.
Chair, Roger Malina, Leonardo/ISAST Chair Emeritus, Leonardo Governing
Board Member. Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology at the
University of Texas, Dallas
Co-Chair, Carol Strohecker, Director, Center for Design Innovation,
University of North Carolina system; Professor, Winston-Salem State
University; Chief Research Officer & Instructor, UNC School of the
Arts; SEAD Co-PI
SEAD Working Group on White Papers
The SEAD Working Group on White Papers is assembled in response to the
following two objectives from US NSF NEA workshops: a) The NSF NSEAD
workshop at MICA suggested the development of White Papers for
research and advocacy leading to a common platform (Beyond
Productivity 2 report as a follow on to Beyond Productivity, the
report issued by the US National Research Council and directed by
William Mitchell); present at conferences 2012-13.
For further information or questions about White Papers in text or
video format, contact Carol Strohecker
Additional Guidelines for White Papers are available at
We welcome innovative ways of using online media to articulate the
arguments of the White Papers. If you wish to explore experimental
publishing approaches, contact Roger Malina <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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